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  1. Make: Chanel-Inspired Embellished Top

    Make a Chanel inspired top Tuts+
    DIY Chanel-inspired top, via Tuts+. Photography by Mette Jakobsen.

    In my other job as editor of Crafts & DIY at Tuts+, I was inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s  Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 collection to commission a DIY top. One of the pieces in the collection, a rolled-neck loose jumper, caught my eye. Featuring a scattering of confetti-like studs in a delicious palette of colours, it really popped.

    Chanel AW 14-15 via WeeBirdy
    The inspiration for the DIY: Chanel AW14-15. Photography by Style.com.

    Talented crafter and Tuts+ instructor Mette Jakobsen loved the look too, and came up with a genius step-by-step tutorial on how to embellish a plain white top from COS using a very simple technique: nail-varnished studs! All you need is nail polish, glue and studs. It’s amazingly easy with no sewing!

    Nail varnished studs for Chanel-inspired top. Tutorial by Tuts+

    DIY Chanel-inspired top by Tuts+

    Head over to Crafts & DIY on Tuts+ for the full tutorial.

    I’d love to hear your thoughts. Have you seen the photos of Chanel’s Autumn 14-15 supermarket runway set? Do you like making or up-cycling your own clothes?